All-Time Greatest Hits

All-Time Greatest Hits

by Barry White
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All-Time Greatest Hits

It took quite a while for a definitive Barry White compilation to hit the market, but All-Time Greatest Hits -- part of Mercury's Funk Essentials series -- finally filled the bill in 1995. Boasting a full 20 tracks from White's heyday of 1973-1978, more than half of which made the R&B Top Ten, All-Time Greatest Hits is easily the most generous single-disc White collection on the market. It includes the edited single versions, not the full-length album tracks, which actually makes for a more digestible introduction to White's achievements. Like his forebear Isaac Hayes, White was not just a deep-voiced crooner, but a talented producer and arranger who'd spent years honing his craft behind the scenes in the industry. And like Hayes, White spent a great deal of time setting up moods on his albums, using lush, sweeping orchestrations to build very gradually to climaxes. (Actually, that probably explains a good deal of his effectiveness.) But White was not simply a Hayes disciple; his swirling productions were less complex than Hayes', but more in tune with the emerging disco sound, which certainly boosted his popularity. Plus, he took full advantage of R&B's new lyrical permissiveness in the wake of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On. If his voice was limited, it was also a tremendous asset for the kind of music he recorded -- deep, resonant, caressing, but always suggestively masculine. The total package made White an R&B love-man icon not just for the disco era, but all time. For all but the most dedicated fans, All-Time Greatest Hits is one-stop shopping.

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Release Date: 06/07/1994
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731452245922
catalogNumber: 522459
Rank: 3267

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All-Time Greatest Hits 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barry White was the king of what? Not Tamla Motown and not mainstream Disco. He was an individual. "You see the trouble with me" and "Can't get enough of your love baby" were masterpieces of 'his' genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this CD, which is probably on of Barry's best collections on Dec 7, 2000. Today it's December 30 and they still say it backordered. I recommend you go to another site to purchase this CD
Guest More than 1 year ago
Barry White is truly one of the most outstanding artists from the 70's and continues to be so today in the new millenium. If you love to be loved, you'll love Barry and this collection of his best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very good compilation. It gives you all the best songs. Highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have love Barry White so mutch ,i can't believe it over i so sorry!!! i 'am so sorry, From Belgium,whit love ... Patrick Eijkenboom
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